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Education Summary - Dr Jayne Ingham

Dr Paul Cleary, GP, presented to a group of GPs at North Lakes on the practical aspects of back pain with hands on examination of a physio student and practice nurse.

The GPs gained knowledge on how much you can learn about a patient's back pain from gentle palpation of the skin and muscles as well as isolating the tender spots which can improve the diagnosis of the cause of the pain.

He also went through the non surgical interventions such as facet joint blocks and caudal epidurals.  It is an area of medicine that is a bit of a mystery to some of us GPs and unfortunately, this uncertainty can be passed on to patients and the chronic pain cycle is established.  Look out for future education events on back pain, certainly worth going to.

Paul's presentations are available via the links below.

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1st June 2022 6.15pm

GP Wellness Project: Session 1

Learn practical wellbeing strategies in a small group of like-minded GPs, led by Psychiatrist, Dr Ira van der Steenstraten. Email contact@gppartners.com.au for more info.

8th June 2022 6.15pm

GP Wellness Project: Session 2

Learn practical wellbeing strategies in a small group of like-minded GPs, led by Psychiatrist, Dr Ira van der Steenstraten. Email contact@gppartners.com.au for more info.

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  • GP Wellbeing Sessions in June 2022

    GP Wellbeing Sessions in June 2022

    GPs are under the pump more than ever before and many put their self-care last.  GPs know that maintaining their own wellbeing benefits themselves and their patients.  But knowing the practical strategies to ‘do’ wellbeing are another matter. Join us to jumpstart your wellbeing with a small group of like-minded GP peers, to learn evidence-based practical strategies you can use at work and at home.  The group will meet in person for two sessions, one week apart, led by Psychiatrist and Life Coach, Dr Ira van der Steenstraten, who specialises in doctors’ wellbeing.    The sessions provide a safe space to focus on your wellbeing, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.  We tested the sessions on some experienced GPs, who said: ‘The best parts were connecting with peers, debriefing with peers and sharing strategies and solutions with peers’. ‘It was a good opportunity to see some of the tools and resources available to support self-care’. ‘Peer connectedness was an unexpected positive outcome for me’ ‘Great opportunity to reflect on your own circumstances’ Register your interest Spaces are limited, 8-12 GPs.  First in, best dressed. Time:  6.15pm dinner, with sessions running 6.45 – 7.45pm  Dates:  Wednesday, 1st June             Wednesday, 8th Jun Venue: AMAQ, 88 L’Estrange Tce, Kelvin Grove RSVP: contact@gppartners.com.au by Wednesday, 25th May or click here to register online. NB  Participants must be able to attend both sessions in person.   For further information and questions, please email contact@gppartners.com.au or call one of our Board Directors: Dr Murray Bingham on 0407 524 407 Dr Sharnti Caulley on 0407 036 501 Dr Beres Wenck on 0419 555 543 

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